IT professionals specializing in enterprise
systems make up a key element of any organization’s tech staff. Not only must
they thoroughly understand enterprise computing systems, but they also must
possess a wide range of skills and expertise, and stay cool under fire when a
To help you hire the best people for these critical systems
analyst spots, our IT Hiring Kit: Systems Analyst provides three unique tools that
will help you in the hiring process, as well as several valuable documents that
can guide you from listing a job opening to the final steps of letting
candidates know that the role has been filled.
Understanding the role and skills
The first document is a ready-to-use job description that
lists all the skills the perfect systems analyst candidate will have, as well
as the duties that person is expected to carry out. By using this job
description as a guide, you can efficiently review candidates’ resumes and
determine which candidates to invite for interviews.
That’s where the second tool in the pack—a comprehensive
list of interview questions—comes in very handy.
The right questions to ask
Our tool provides in-depth interview questions, including
both general questions that are necessary to ask any job candidate and specific
systems analyst questions, such as experience with systems specifications and development tools for enterprise applications.
By using this interview question guide, you can ensure that
you’ll ask all the important questions. Once you’ve selected and mapped out the
questions you want answered, it’s time to use our third tool in the pack—an
assessment sheet that helps you clearly see whether a candidate possesses the
skills and expertise you’re looking for.
A thorough assessment
This unique candidate assessment spreadsheet is aligned with
the interview questions guide. We’ve included each interview question on the
candidate assessment sheet’s tabs so you can rate the candidates’ responses to
each question. In addition, you can prioritize the skill sets to develop a weighted system for evaluating
the candidates, as shown in Figure A.
|You can rank the hiring criteria to give greater weight to skills and experience you deem most important.
Because skill requirements for a systems analyst can be
diverse, the assessment tool provides room for questions you may want to
include that aren’t on the interview questions document. This weighted
spreadsheet allows you to enter information about the systems analyst
candidates so you can keep track of the leading ones—and ultimately helps you
decide which candidate is the best fit for your team.
Some extra resources
In addition to these tools, the hiring kit also includes a
condensed job description for advertising purposes and sample job offer
and rejection letters. Each document is easily customized to fit the specific role to be
Devised specifically for hiring a systems analyst, these
documents will save you a great deal of time in the full hiring process—which
will give you more time to spend with candidates in order to make the right
Hiring and staffing a systems team is crucial to keeping an
enterprise’s infrastructure strong and stable. Order the IT
Hiring Kit: Systems Analyst to help in this critical effort. This
comprehensive pack provides all the necessary information and serves as a
valuable tool for hiring a systems analyst.